The North Peace Grizzlies girls soccer team attended the UBC Thunderbirds Highschool kick-off tournament from April 13 to 14th.

Game 1 was a challenge for the girls with a 9-0 loss against tournament winners Saint Thomas Aquinas Regional Secondary from North Vancouver.

Game 2 the Grizzlies played Burnaby North Secondary and lost 3-2. Goals scored by Shayne Turner, assisted by Brynn Kielo, and by Marti Kielo, assisted by Shayne Turner.

On Thursday, the Grizzlies found more success in Game 3 against École Alpha Secondary from Burnaby, winning 3-2. Goals scored by Marti Kielo, assisted by Paige McPherson. Sarah Bianchi, assisted by Piper Livingston. Brynn Kielo, unassisted.

The final game, the Grizzlies won 5-0 against Brent College from Mill bay. 3 goals from Shayne Turner, 2 assisted by Brynn Kielo and 1 assisted by Marti Kielo. Avary Tyrrell, assisted by Piper Livingston. Marti Kielo, assisted by Shayne Turner.

The UBC tournament organizers gave coaches two awards to hand out to our own players.

NPSS MVP of the tournament was Brynn Kielo for composure, ball distribution and durability in the middle. Honorable mention goes to Piper Livingston for growth in her position, increased creativity and effective crosses into the goal area. Laura Ross and Rilyn Clement played 240 minutes each, four games of 60 minutes. Great job Grizzlies!

Next up:

  • Badminton will be hosting games at NPSS April 23rd against Dawson Creek Secondary.
  • Rugby will play their first league games April 28th in Grande Prairie.
  • Track and Field is travelling to their first meet May 7th in Prince George.

Jaclyn McNicol - NPSS Athletics Director

Jaclyn McNicol is the athletics director for North Peace Secondary School in Fort St. John